In 2004 a study into the
It started in 2002, when the Yerevan Water & Sewerage Company introduced a blanket system of water meters for
The water company explained that the increased pressure would enable them to eliminate the booster pumps, which were old and expensive to operate; and that would provide important cost reductions. The plan, however was to make a case that the distribution pipeline system was no longer serviceable and that further loans of more than $400 million would be needed for it to be replaced.
Booster Pumps are an integral part of
The findings of the study were discussed and eventually the newly appointed Head of the State Water Committee agreed that the water pressure in the distribution pipeline should be returned to its design level and that
A local fund developed a project to replace the entire system of old, inefficient pumps with new, reliable and efficient pumps. The Head of the State Water Committee agreed that grant funding would be beneficial, especially as donor organizations had expressed an interest to finance the project. A pilot project was approved and three new booster pumps were produced and installed. The pilot project proved that efficient booster pumps would provide ‘Round-the-Clock’ water more cheaply and reliably than the original pumps that operated for four hours each day.
In January 2007, the